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Are Inspections Required Annually for your Fall Protection Equipment?

On this week’s episode of Dynamic Discussions, Albert from Texas wants to know if annual inspections are required annually for fall protection equipment? Watch as Greg and David go into detail about the importance of inspecting you fall protection great AT LEAST yearly, and if your jobsite conditions or work environment changes you should inspect even more frequently. According to OSHA, fall protection must be inspected annually by a competent person. *A competent person is someone that has been through competent person training and is appointed by your employer* It’s important to note that a pre-use inspection should be conducted each and every time you plan on wearing your fall protection gear. A pre-use inspection takes about a minute and includes checking your manufacture labels, check for rust and corrosion of metal components, and make sure the webbing or cable is not compromised in any way. It is vital that you follow the standards of OSHA exactly.

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